An Idaho Ghost Town that
will be remembered.
Located on the old Cottonwood Trail between
Grangeville and Lewiston, Idaho, Westlake enjoyed growth and prosperity
in the late 1800's until it's decline in the 1920's. We study Westlake's
demise through the eyes of William Clarence Lipps and his wife Cansada "Cannie"
Laws, who lived in Idaho County for over 50 years.
Westlake, Idaho is shown above in
the early 1900's. The building on the far left is the local church.
The links listed below will aid us in telling our families
story. Learn how a modest man from Lexington, Kentucky raised a family of
eight in North Central Idaho in the early 1900's.
Additional content will be added to this site in June of
2005. If you are from the Westlake, Idaho area and would like to share a
photo or story, contact us at the email address listed below.
LIPPS GIRLS - Four of the W.C. Lipps
daughters are shown above in 1912 in front of the families downtown Westlake
Hotel. This photo is actually a "Penny Postcard". Westlake, Idaho
was an overnight Stage Stop between Grangeville and Lewiston. Margaret (age
5), Verna (age 7), Iota (age 1) and Mary (age 8) set dinner tables at the
hotel in this photo provided by Joann Ono, of Pasco, Washington. Son Clarence
and daughter Donzelle would follow a few years later.
Last Updated: December 20, 2005
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